Perfume News

GranValor Tabac - new fragrance from Maurer + Wirtz

by Grant Osborne, 31st January, 2007

New from Maurer + Wirtz: GranValor Tabac, a fragrance that combines exclusiveness and tradition with a hint of the exotic.The original Tabac fragrance was launched in 1959, and can be considered one of the true classic men's fragrances. Since its launch, several flanker fragrances have been added to the range, including Tabac Man, Tab…

Perry Ellis sign new fragrance license with Falic Group

by Grant Osborne, 29th January, 2007

Perry Ellis International has announced that it has entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with Falic Fashion Group, LLC, to manufacture and distribute fragrances under the Perry Ellis brand. The license was previously held by Parlux.George Feldenkreis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perry Ellis International, commented: …

Virgin Island Water - New Fragrance from Creed

by Grant Osborne, 26th January, 2007

Virgin Island Water is the newest fragrance from the House of Creed, and the third that next generation perfumer, Erwin Creed has had a hand in.The scent and its ingredients are inspired by The British Virgin Islands, and include Coconut, Bergamot, Lime, Hibiscus, Sugar Cane and White Rum.According to Erwin, he "made about 10% of the…

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Kiton launch first fragrance in almost ten years

by Grant Osborne, 26th January, 2007

Kiton will launch its first fragrance in almost ten years this March: Kiton Black.The first Kiton fragrance, Kiton Men, was launched in 1996 by Palladio Fragrances - jointly owned by Estee Lauder Companies and Herbert Frommen. The new fragrance will build on the original's bergamot and violet notes. Other notes include rose, red berr…

The Body Shop and MTV launch campaign to raise AIDS awareness via new fragrance.

by Grant Osborne, 24th January, 2007

MTV have teamed up with the Body Shop to create Rougeberry - a new fragrance launched for the Spray To Change Attitudes Campaign.Until the end of March 2007, profits from the fragrance, which can be used with The Body Shop's Invent Your Scent range, will go to MTV's Staying Alive Foundation to benefit HIV awareness programmes for …

Marc Jacobs Splash range extended

by Grant Osborne, 24th January, 2007

Marc Jacobs is extending his popular Splash range with two limited edition fragrances: Orange and Cucumber.After the success of last year's Rain, Cotton and Grass; and the Autumn collection: Ivy, Violet and Amber; Jacobs will be adding Orange and Cucumber as 300ml limited editions in the next few months.Cucumber and Orange will be ava…

New Summer Collection for Davidoff Cool Water - Happy Summer

by Grant Osborne, 24th January, 2007

Davidoff have announced 2007's summer collection for its Cool Water brand. The Happy Summer Collection is described as mood-enhancing and is available for men and women in the Cool Water and Cool Water Game fragrances.Available from April. …

Silver Shadow Altitude - new launch from Davidoff

by Grant Osborne, 24th January, 2007

Davidoff is launching a new version of its Silver Shadow fragrance. Like the first, Silver Shadow Altitude is aimed at an older age group to the Cool Water and Echo fragrances.Silver Shadow Altitude contains notes of Juniper, Grapefruit, Cumin, Cardamom, Musk and Incense and is packaged in a clear glass and silver bottle containing blue j…

Coty sell off Healing Garden and Calgon brands to Ascendia

by Grant Osborne, 18th January, 2007

Ascendia Brands announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Healing Garden and Calgon brands from Coty Inc for $125 million. Ascendia anticipates that the acquisition will almost double annual revenues, to approximately $200 million.Calgon and the Healing Garden are the number one and number two brands respectiv…

The Perfume Shop drop Jade Goody perfume after Big Brother controversy

by Grant Osborne, 18th January, 2007

UK Perfumery chain The Perfume Shop have dropped the Shh... by Jade Goody perfume from its stores after accusations of racism allegedly perpetuated by Goody in the Channel Four television programme, Celebrity Big Brother.Jade Goody rose to fame in 2002 after coming runner-up in the third series of the UK version of Big Brother. Since le…

Caron relaunches Violette Precieuse

by Grant Osborne, 17th January, 2007

Caron is relaunching its classic fragrance Violette Précieuse. The new version is based on the 1913 original by Caron founder and perfumer, Ernest Daltroff which was created in homage to his muse, Félicie Wanpouille. Violette Précieuse combines Violet Flowers and Violet Leaves with delicate Iris and Orange Blossom, w…

Michael Edwards' Fragrances of the World 2007 Now Available

by Grant Osborne, 16th January, 2007

This month, the latest edition of Michael Edwards' Fragrances of the World goes on sale. The new guide sorts by family more than 5,000 selective, niche, masstige, mass, direct retail, limited edition and travel retail fragrances. It adds 581 new fragrances.About Fragrances of the WorldNow in its 23rd annual edition, Fragrances of the …